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Discover The Origin - A Passion For Authentic Food

Discover The Origin – A Passion For Authentic Food

A few weeks ago, I was invited by the lovely people from Discover The Origin to a cruise on The Thames. The evening started with a welcome drink, followed by a delicious dinner created by Salt Yard Group’s Executive Chef, Ben Tish. Funded by the EU, Discover The Origin is promoting five key European products: Bourgogne […]

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Slow Food Week UK 2014

Slow Food Week UK 2014

If lunch for you is an “on-the-go” affair, a means of subsistence between two meetings, then this week is the perfect excuse to slow things down and discover a better way to eat. Slow Food Week UK 2014 runs from the 1st to the 8th of June . The aim is simple: to reconnect us  […]

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Week End Reading: Kids Breakfast Cereals, Dandelions, Millennium Seed Bank and More

Weekend Reading: Kids Breakfast Cereals, Dandelions, Millennium Seed Bank and More

My kids love cereals in the morning. I try to offer a real mix of homemade granola, porridge and store bought cereals. I was shocked to read this article on Grist summarising the findings of the latest report from EWG on children’s cereals and the amount of sugar some contain (spoiler alert: sometimes more than 50% sugar!). Even though […]

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This Valentine's Say it with Seasonal English Flowers

This Valentine’s Say it with Seasonal English Flowers

We often talk about local and seasonal food but less of  local and seasonal flowers. We have become accustomed to finding flowers available year-round losing perspective of traditional seasonal flowers. Yet flowers forced to grow out of season generate a huge carbon footprint as they need to be heated. The impact of the cut-flower industry also has […]

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Adopt a Veg

Adopt a Veg This Christmas

My husband is very fond of parsnips so I have just adopted one as a Christmas present. Not any parsnip though, but the ‘Guernsey Half Long’  a French heirloom variety that is more than a 150 years old. I had never given much thought about forgotten vegetables until a couple of year ago when we bought some […]

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10 Christmas Gifts for Flexitarians

10 Christmas Gifts for Flexitarians

Are you looking to inspire someone to eat less meat this Holiday season? Or do you know a flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan you are not quite sure what to buy for? From growing your own to magazines and foraging courses, here is a selection of Christmas gifts bound to suit all.   1. Rocket Gardens […]

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World Vegan Month 2013

World Vegan Month 2013

  November is Word Vegan Month and today November 1st is World Vegan Day. This year World Vegan Month could not kick off in a better way as Forbes Magazine just identified high-end Vegan Food as one of the Top 10 Food Trends Of 2013. The Vegan Society was created in 1944 in the UK, so vegans […]

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The Great Vegan Bake Off

The Great Vegan Bake-Off – The Finalists

So chuffed to learn our vegan Apricot Tart is a finalist of PETA’s The Great Vegan Bake-Off . This was one of the first vegan dessert and it is facing stiff competition! There are some great entries proving just how EASY and DELICIOUS vegan baking is, and that animal products aren’t needed in the kitchen. You can see […]

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The Great Vegan Bake Off

The Great Vegan Bake Off

Reblogged from Peta – There are so many delicious vegan baked goods, such as doughnuts and apple strudel, on supermarket shelves, but sometimes homemade treats really take the cake. So Peta are launching The Great Vegan Bake Off, a search for the most mouth-watering vegan baked goods in Britain and Ireland! Preheat your oven and start planning […]

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foraging

Foraging Essentials

As hunter-gatherers we were foraging for subsistence and today still in some areas of the world foraging for food is a normal way of life. Where I grew up this is just something people did. I remember my granddad picking mushrooms, berries, fruits, leaves, flowers and turning them into jams, drinks, meals and alcoholic concoctions. […]

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